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SEPT. 1 2008 - VOL. 43 NO. 12t

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
Print Advertisers

Community Appeals Capital Drive Schedule

Advertising Opportunity


September Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Ribbon cutting ceremonies provide new or expanding businesses an opportunity to promote their products or services. These events are organized free of charge for members and are held Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Chamber invites members of the Board of Directors, members of the Ambassador and Diplomat committees, and local elected officials to share in the event. The Chamber member requests the date and the Chamber staff assists by organizing the agenda and providing the ribbon and scissors.

Ribbon Cutting photos are printed in each issue of Chamber News. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cuttings for members to celebrate joining the Chamber, anniversaries, grand openings, expansions or remodelings.

Ribbon cutting photos are sized in high-resolution format on the web for 90 days following their publication date in the print issue of Chamber News. Members may download photos to make their own prints of any of the images included during that time period. One photo will be included in the Ribbon Cutting archives following that 90-day period.

For more information on how to schedule a ribbon cutting, contact Amy Farr at 605.336.1620. For more information on how to schedule a groundbreaking, contact Diane Andresen at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation at 605.339.0103.

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings from the September 1, 2008 Issue of Chamber News Ribbon Cutting is a cutting edge provider of custom flash drive solution for schools and businesses throughout North America. L to R: Cari Wagner, Dean Karsky, Alise Wagner, Kathy Jurgens, Tim Burns (owner), Lyle Dabbert, Jonathan Burns (marketing manager), Dave Stadheim, Alex Wagner and Wayne Wagner.

Chef Amy’s Café 334 Ribbon Cutting
Chef Amy’s Café 334 is now serving lunch and dinner in downtown Sioux Falls. L to R: Lori Blechinger, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Dean Karsky, Tom Miller, Chris Madsen, Amy Warren (owner), Lisa Schultz and Adrienne Falor.

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Ribbon Cutting
2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the first blast at Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world’s largest mountain carving and the Indian Museum of North America. Front Row: Jeff Parker, Gary Brown, Jack Marsh, John Rozell, Second Row: Rollie Noem, Tommie Lou Moyle, Monique Ziokowski, Dick Tobias, Ruth Ziokowski (President/CEO), Jadwiga Ziolkowski, Sue Brown, and Dick Brown.

Dakota Aerials Ribbon Cutting
Dakota Aerials is Sioux Falls’ premier aerial photography specialist providing exclusively aerial imagery. L to R: Lynda Billars, Jim Slater, Karen Noonan, Dave Tunge (owner/president), Dean Karsky, Rex Pruitt, and Jack Browning.

Digital Bridge Communicationst Ribbon Cutting
BridgeMAXX High Speed Internet and Voice offers portable, easy and affordable access for consumers and businesses. L to R: Chris Thomas, Joel Brick, Mayor Dave Munson, Kim Smith, Teri Pieters, Doug Smith (chief information officer), Mike Bendix, Tom Shields, Dale Thorpe and Steven Dahlmier.

Innovative Promotions Ribbon Cutting
Innovative Promotions helps you brand businesses with custom promotional products and wearable items. L to R: Mick Everett, Jay Yungbluth, Jim Woster, Kai Yungbluth, Kathy Jurgens, Kelly Yungbluth (owner), Kerry Hammel, Dean Karsky and Pam Everett.

JSA Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
JSA Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors, Inc. is a full service civil engineering and land surveying company. L to R: Pat Schwebach, Karen Noonan, Dean Karsky, Orin Jibben, Dave Fleck, Richard Schwanke, Nate Jibben (President), Liz Lloyd and Kim Heck.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Lowe’s is dedicated to providing customer-valued solutions with the best prices, products and services that make Lowe’s the first choice for home improvement. L to R: Joel Venekamp, Dean Karsky, Eric Siemers, Jenny Fernholz, Morgan Jackson, Mark Luke, Evan Nolte and Cory Braton.

The Runway Company, LLC Ribbon Cutting
The Runway Company is a marketing communications firm that handles all aspects of branding from the employees to advertising. L to R: Orin Anderson, Dean Karsky, Steve Krueger, Tad Anderson (Vice President), Michael Bender, John Mollison (President/CEO), Ritch Noble, Kristina Wolfe and Leah Drahota.

Setliff Sinus Institute Ribbon Cutting
Setliff Sinus Institute is a sinus-only practice that specializes in sinus and allergy care. L to R: Jill Berg, Ryan Klienner, Sandy Case, Terry Swanson, Dr. Reuben Setliff (owner), Dave Rozenboom, Lynda Billars, Dean Karsky, Marvin Smoot and Amy Stassen.

Sioux Falls Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Chiropractic is a family oriented practice and treats people of all ages, offering gentle hands on chiropractic technique. L to R: Dr. Mitch Jacobs, Dr. Shelly Schochenmaier, Nathan Engbers, Dr. Christine Brandner (owner), Eric Anderson, Dave Rozenboom, Bill Rezac and Dr. Robert Joyce (owner).

Sola Salon Studios Ribbon Cutting
Sola Salon Studios provides high quality studios, enabling salon professionals to successfully own their own businesses. L to R: Marcus Schoepp, Connor Schoepp, Lynda Billars, Eric Anderson, Mary Schoepp, Dave Fleck, Steve Schoepp (owner), Sonja Borchardt and Kirby Schoepp.

SOS Staffing Ribbon Cutting
SOS Staffing specializes in a wide variety of areas, including accounting, engineering, administrative, hospitality and several other positions. L to R: Cole Bennett, Dean Karsky, Jackie Brown (district manager), Lyle Dabbert, Hosea Bennett (branch manager), Dale Thorpe, Joe Hayes and Barbara Thorpe.

Ulteig Engineers Ribbon Cutting
Ulteig Engineers is a full-service, multi-disciplined firm ranked among the top 500 engineering firms in the nation. L to R: Robert Kummer, Delron Peters, Brad Stangohr, Dean Karsky, Wesley Schon, Gerald Floden, (president), Paul Bachman, Lyle Dabbert, Liz Lloyd, John Boheman, Tammy Beintema and Mike Fisher.

Wiley’s Tavern Ribbon Cutting
Wiley’s Tavern offers a great atmosphere for business professionals as well as college students, including extended happy hours and great daily specials. L to R: Sandy Case, Todd Van Sickler (owner), Chris Madsen, Eric Anderson, Greg Doohen, Karen Noonan and Nate Engbers.

Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble — U.S. Armed Forces Centeras Ribbon Cutting
Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble — U.S. Armed Forces Center is home to the 323rd Chemical Company, 1041st Training Battalion (Engineer) and future home to the 2/361st Training Support Battalion. L to R: First Sgt. Bowman, Jim Schmidt, Russell Hawkins, First Lt. Underberg, Lt. Col. Heitkamp and Sgt. Buttemeier.




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